@andorski: Hmm, kinda worrying. I put the particles down to low, although I still encounter slowdown. I get 60 for the most part, but there is consistent drops to 30, no in between, just straight down to 30.
I have a friend who seldom leaves his house (he lives on his own), doesn't work, and has no desire to. I am the only person he keeps in contact with (we used to have mutual friends) nowadays apart from his family. And here's the kicker; he seems genuinely content.
I don't know whether its bad per se, but I guess if you really have no inclination to socialize why would you, just don't drop out off the planet altogether. Man cannot live on bread alone.
Your processor won't do you any favours in the long run (AMD CPUs are inefficient compared to Intel), but it's decent enough for now, but I'd say it ain't gonna be keeping up with the pack for very long (assuming that's what you hope to do).